I'm not a philosopher so please forgive me if this question does not belong here

here is a list of my interpretation of other philosophers that I'm familiar with

Their names Their words My interpretation
Roger Penrose knowably sound mathematical purpose
David Chalmers subjective experience mental meaning
John Searle causal power material joy
Daniel Dennett user illusion awful hell
Kurt Godel a priori truth lovely heaven
? ? wonderful peace

which philosopher do you know that you think fit the question mark ?

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    This question seems to make no sense as something anyone would actually be wondering about (because you can't have "my interpretation" for a philosopher, when you don't know the philosopher). It just seems like a (somewhat questionable) exercise from a textbook, for which I can only recommend that you read your textbook instead of crowdsourcing the internet for the answer. If you can't find the answer (or make a reasonable guess), then just leave it blank - that'll tell your teacher far more about where your understanding is at compared to an answer copied from the internet.
    – NotThatGuy
    Feb 7 at 6:02
  • @NotThatGuy this is not a textbook question I'm actually wondering about this question, sorry if it does not make any sense, some older people may find it meaningful
    – raoof
    Feb 7 at 6:15
  • I sure hope Kurt Gödel has found that wonderful peace. Feb 7 at 7:47
  • In partial agreement with @NotThatGuy, and to stave off closure, I suggest (a) for each 'philosopher' to add a bit more than just a name in a table (b) add some more canonical philosophers eg Kant, Plato, Nietzsche etc
    – Rushi
    Feb 7 at 8:07
  • @Rushi as I said I'm not a philosopher so I don't have anything more to say about them other than their words of wisdom
    – raoof
    Feb 7 at 8:35

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Eckhart Tolle : The Power of Now

Realize this: The present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.

As for peace

Don't look for peace. Don't look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender

  • Unctuous uttering of mystic sentences does not transmute Eckhart Tolle into a philosopher - śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ …
    – Jo Wehler
    Feb 7 at 8:49

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